Ride the busiest subway system in the world
If you like a bit of company on your commute, then you’re in the right city: 3.66 billion trips were taken on the Beijing subway system in 2016 (just the cosy 10 million a day, on average), a figure unrivalled anywhere else. Unfortunately, Shanghai currently pips us to the title of longest subway system by a mere 14km of track, though by
the time you’ve finished reading this sentence, a new line may have opened here in Beijing, such is the pace of expansion; plans are in place to extend the current system of 574km to 999km over 28 lines by 2021. Whoosh.